Stay Healthy at Home: 11 Essential Pieces of Home Wellness Technology

Home Wellness Technology

🤖 11 Essential Pieces of Home Wellness Technology

All around the globe, more people are staying home to preserve their lives and the health of our communities amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

While staying home is the first step to safeguarding our health and wellbeing, it’s important that homeowners are empowered to take charge of their health using smart home technology.

We detail eleven smart home devices that help build healthy habits, prevent viral spread, and improve the health and safety of your home environment.

🤖 Smart Home Technology for Healthy Habits

Maintaining good habits like exercising and eating nutritious foods are essential to your health.

You can use smart technology to form well-oiled routines for your prescriptions, medical visits, and even sleep!

Getting into a healthy routine will go a long way toward preserving your health.

1. Smart Pill Dispensers

smart pill dispenser

The FDA reports that failure to take medications as prescribed can result in disease complications, prolonged symptoms, and lower quality of life.

These are seriously detrimental health outcomes that can be prevented with smart pill dispensers.

Many find that a lack of routine or confusion about dosage are barriers to taking medication correctly, but smart pill dispensers use the Internet of Things (IoT) to remedy those problems.

They can keep track of prescriptions, allocate proper doses on time, and notify you when refills are needed.

2. Health Monitoring Systems

Health Monitoring System

A centralized home health monitoring system can help you and your family maintain healthy habits.

They keep health at the forefront of every day by monitoring vitals, reminding you to wash your hands, and taking your temperature on a regular basis.

These systems are especially helpful if family members suffer from mental illnesses like dementia because they can access and manage remote medical and therapy appointments.

3. Medical Robots

medical robot

Artificially intelligent robots can assist you and your family regarding medical concerns.

They operate with facial and vocal recognition to monitor your health, and their AI allows them to answer questions, contact medical professionals, or fill prescriptions.

4. Sleep Technology

sleep technology

Sleep is something we often take for granted, but not getting adequate sleep has long-term effects on your health.

Chronic sleep deprivation can lead to weaker immune systems, weight gain, and other chronic health conditions.

Smart home automation can help you set a regular sleep routine by optimizing your environment for your circadian rhythm.

Automatic blackout shades block out blue light, that might disturb your sleep.

Sound machines can play white noise to relax you, and smart thermostats ensure a comfortable sleeping temperature.

🤖 Smart Home Devices to Prevent Viral Spread

Preventing the spread of viruses into our homes is a priority for many.

Smart devices help you be more vigilant about the sudden onset of symptoms and also help you proactively disinfect for viruses in your smart home space.

5. Disinfecting UV Lights

disinfecting uv lights

UV lights are shown to effectively inactivate certain viruses and can be used to disinfect surfaces in your home.

Instead of constantly scrubbing with harsh chemical disinfectants, try exposing your surfaces to UV light for a prolonged amount of time.

🛑 Note that this method of disinfection isn’t recommended for human skin.

6. Infrared Thermometers

Infrared Thermometers

Infrared lasers are now used in sensors and thermometers to take temperatures without physical contact.

This prevents germs from passing around on your thermometer and also screens for sudden fevers that may pop up in your household.

7. Smart Doorbells

smart doorbells

Doorbells with video and microphone capabilities minimize contact with strangers and stop unnecessary germs from getting into your home.

Answer the door with the microphone and see when it is safe to come out and grab your package or food delivery with the camera!

Smart doorbells are also convenient because you don’t have to interrupt your daily routine just to answer the door.

8. Smart Lighting

smart lighting

Automated lighting systems helps to reduce touchpoints within your home, preventing the spread of viruses and bacteria from person to person.

Lighting that automatically dims and brightens based on the time of day helps wake you up and signals when it’s time for bed, helping you get the sleep necessary for a well-functioning immune system.

🤖 Smart Home Technology for Safe & Healthy Homes

9. Smart Water Filtration

smart water filtration

Water is essential to human health, but ingesting contaminated water can lead to illnesses or negative effects on our nervous systems.

Reduce the risk of contaminated water in your home by using a smart filtration system that automatically purifies water before it reaches your cup.

10. Indoor Air Quality Sensors

indoor air quality monitor

Since we are all spending more time indoors, it’s important to maintain good air quality in our homes. 

Indoor air pollution can come from combustion from gas appliances, volatile organic compounds, radon, and biological contaminants.

Improve your indoor air quality by using smart sensors that detect changes and can purify on the spot.

11. Motion Sensors

motion sensors

Deaths from fall injuries are the leading cause of death in adults aged sixty-five and older, resulting in around three million ER visits for the elderly at any given time.

Motion sensors make your home safer by sensing sudden falls and sending alerts for help.

They also provide peace of mind for many families who want elderly members to retain their independence but worry about accidents.

🤖 The Future of Home Wellness Technology

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While these eleven pieces of home wellness technology may seem like a lot of technology to introduce to your home, you should know that by 2025, smart homes will feature an average of 500 devices!

If that is the way of the future, a few of those devices should be focused on optimizing your health.

Wellness amenities are on the rise in real estate, and many companies are already bringing many of these devices together on one centralized platform to design a wellness ecosystem.

Keep health at the forefront of your future by using home wellness services and technology.

Introducing any of these smart home safety devices into your household will make staying healthier and safer at home accessible.

When choosing someone to install your smart home devices, Try Phyxter Smart Home Services and find out why we pride ourselves on excellent customer service.

Russell Jones

Russell, a native Australian and VP of Operations at Phyxter Home Services, is also part-owner of Vernon Air Conditioning, Plumbing, and Electrical Services. When he's not busy with work projects and renovations, Russell enjoys putting his vast knowledge of home improvement to good use by sharing his tips and tricks.

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